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Lew Ranieri, Raj Date, Scott Simon to Headline MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference and Expo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 4, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Lew Ranieri, considered the “father” of the mortgage securitization market, Raj Date, Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Scott Simon, Managing Director and head of the mortgage- and asset-backed securities teams at PIMCO, are among the speakers at MBA’s Secondary Market Conference & Expo, the largest annual gathering for secondary market executives, taking place May 6-9, 2012 at the Marriot Marquis in New York City.

Other keynote speakers are scheduled to include:

• David H. Stevens, MBA’s President and Chief Executive Officer
• Michael W. Young, MBA’s Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Cenlar FSB
• Richard Dorfman, Managing Director, Securitization Group, Securities Industry and Financial Market Association
• James B. Lockhart III, Vice Chairman, WL Ross & Co., LLC
• Laurie Goodman, Senior Managing Director at Amherst Securities
• Byron Boston, President and Chief Investment Officer, Dynex Capital, Inc
• Anna Pinedo, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, LLP
• Paul Begala, Political Analyst, CNN
• Tucker Carlson, Journalist and Political Commentator, Fox News
• Jay Brinkmann, MBA’s Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Research and Education
• Michael Fratantoni, MBA’s Vice President, Research and Economics
• Vicki Beal, Senior Vice President – Transaction Management, Clayton Holdings, LLC
• Thomas Cronin, CMB, Managing Director, The Collingwood Group, LLC
• Kathryn Kelbaugh, Vice President, Senior Analyst, Moody’s Corporation
• Stephen Ornstein, Partner, SNR Denton
• Roelof Slump, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings

Topic sessions at the conference will include:

• The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including risk retention, SEC reporting and other compliance issues
• Revitalization of the RMBS market.
• The secondary market impact of primary market compliance with RESPA, TILA, HVCC, GFE and SAFE.
• Dealing with the challenges of repurchases and indemnity demands from investors and the government.
• Accounting and capital changes, including Basel Capital Accord provisions.
• The future of the GSEs.
• Changing regulations: QRM, QM, REITs, servicing compensation, loan limits, Reg AB.
• Changing environment: Fed policy, the European situation, signs of life in the housing market, impact of the 2012 election, the declining role of the GSEs.

In addition, the conference had added several new networking events this year, including Cocktails and Correspondents, an opportunity for correspondent lenders to meet with current and potential customers, and News and Networking, featuring remarks from Nick Timiraos, lead housing and mortgage reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

For more information on the conference or to register online, please go to MBA’s 2011 National Secondary Market Conference & Expo Conference Web site at:


The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA’s Web site: